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Bianchi PR Salutes New PRGN President

Posted May. 12th 2016

We are pleased to announce that our collective partners around the world — the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the largest international networks of leading independent public relations agencies – has elected Evelyn John Holtzhausen, founder and director of HWB Communications, of Cape Town, South Africa, as president. Holtzhausen, one of the most […]

Are Auto Suppliers Wasting Time & Effort on Facebook?

Posted May. 6th 2016

Facebook may be the most powerful social media platform around, with nearly 1.5 billion monthly active viewers. Perhaps that’s why 84 percent of the top 25 North American OEM automotive suppliers have Facebook pages. The question is: Are they leveraging that presence effectively to boost awareness and engagement for their brands … or are they […]

Why One Global Approach for CEO Media Interviews Doesn’t Work

Posted Apr. 22nd 2016

Even though the Internet and digital communications are making the world smaller and driving some commonality in practices, the world of journalism is anything but unified in cultural habits, preferences and approaches. According to our global partners in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), who surveyed more than 200 journalists across Europe and North America, […]

Meet the Media: Dustin Walsh, Senior Reporter at Crain’s Detroit Business

Posted Apr. 12th 2016

What types of story ideas are at the top of your radar? It’s election season. That means taking a look at the broad policy issues, and candidates’ platforms, and disseminating what that means to the local economy. Right now, there are a lot of conversations around free trade agreements, immigration, etc. That said, my beats […]

Meet the Media: Tom Murphy, Senior Editor at WardsAuto

Posted Apr. 5th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? As an editorial staff, we are near the end of evaluating 47 vehicles for the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors competition. It’s not just a matter of, ‘Oh I like these seats’ or ‘these cupholders are awful.’ We figuratively tear apart all the vehicles, scoring them […]

The Top 8 Tips for CEOs on International Media Interviews

Posted Apr. 1st 2016

There are eight ways CEOs can help ensure their media interviews have the best possible outcome when dealing with North American and European journalists, according to study results shared by Bianchi Public Relations and its partners in the Public Relations Global Network — PRGN — (http://bit.ly/18DOK4t). 1) Know what the media have been saying about […]

How to Find the Best Automotive PR Firm for Your Company

Posted Mar. 22nd 2016

Google the term “automotive PR firm” and you’ll get more than 9.3 million results. Yikes. And what’s worse, those listed on the first pages of the search results may be there because they are great at search engine optimization, but not necessarily because they have significant automotive supplier expertise or knowledge. To help you wade […]

The ‘Average’ Auto Supplier, Socially

Posted Mar. 4th 2016

Our recent Social Media and Automotive Supplier Habits™ 2.0 (SMaASH™ 2.0) study of the top 25 North American automotive OEM suppliers showed that suppliers have stepped up their social media game in the past year. Among the highlights: • More suppliers are embracing social media – The most popular social media channels where leading auto […]

Most Auto Suppliers’ Social Media Posts Fail to Be Interactive

Posted Feb. 12th 2016

Most auto suppliers claim that audience engagement and connection are the immediate goals for their social media posts. Beyond that, they want to increase awareness, improve brand reputation and ultimately drive conversion or sales. And they go to great lengths to measure engagement – counting likes, follows, favorites, shares, retweets, reach, clicks and other metrics. […]

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